Ascent of Fuji-san on 2010-07-06

Climber: Ken Curtis

Others in Party:Fred Duncan
Sarah Avalon
Jeff Lage
Lauree Lage (to the sixth station)
Amy Curtis (to the sixth station)
Date:Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3775 m / 12388 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Wow... what a wonderful hike. I was surprised to find how many people believed they were on the summit when they stood among the masses at the 10th station. The true summit is roughly 100 vertical feet higher at the monument near the radar station.

I'll add the details shortly.

Started hike at 1:21 pm July 5th
Reached 8th station at 4:18 pm
Laid down for a few hour nap around 7:30 pm
Awoke at 11:55 pm
Started hiking 12:47 am July 6th
Reached "tourist Summit" (10th station) at 3:25 am
Reached true summit at 4:15 am
Returned to 5th station 8:36 am
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From Left to Right: Fred, Sarah, Me, and Jeff (2010-07-06). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1465 m / 4812 ft
    Elevation Loss:1465 m / 4812 ft
    Distance:10.5 km / 6.5 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1435 m / 4712 ft
    Extra Loss:30 m / 100 ft
    Distance:5.2 km / 3.2 mi
    Trailhead:5th Station  2370 m / 7776 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1435 m / 4712 ft
    Extra Gain:30 m / 100 ft
    Distance:5.2 km / 3.2 mi
    Trailhead:5th Station  2370 m / 7776 ft

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